Liger by Fernando Machado, Brazil

2018: Mobility. Utility. Flexibility


Fernando Machado
Curitiba, Brazil
University Tuitui of Parana


Fernando Machado (1975) is a Brazilian designer. He was born in Curitiba, PR. He became interested in automotive design at thirteen years old when he won a book that talked about how to draw cars.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Product Design and a postgraduate degree in Human Factors.

In 2007, he moved with his family to Caxias do Sul, RS, where he began his professional career working for the Brazilian company Agrale (manufacturer of tractors, trucks and 4×4 utilitarian) where he still works today.


Liger is the same length as a conventional pickup; but has double the space on the truck bed. It has an Off Road and On Road mechanical wheel, inspired by feline claws.

Liger is made for consumers who want the largest spaces for cargo and passengers without having to have a vehicle too long.

Liger has many innovations including:

  1. Electric tipping system for cab and cargo, allows to switch between modes: Pickup or Truck.
  2. Mechanical tire (on road and off road);
  3. RHD (The first with rotational system, that can be used in any country!)

Liger was made for all regions of the world.

Liger appeals to all regions and recognizes many needs including:

  1. Have a flexible vehicle that does two functions: Pickup and Medium truck.
  2. To be able to always take the family for a walk, having the best space in the cargo.
  3. The only truck in the world, that fits inside a conventional American house’s garage.